Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Count Your Blessings

I spent the day with Torrey who was home sick from school. We snuggled, watched an old movie and just rested. She's 10 now, and these snuggly moments seem to be a little fewer and farther between than they used to be. She's just a few inches shorter than me, but the two of us can still curl up in one chair, barely. She still gets cozy under the quilt my mom made for her when she was born, and she still needs the special comfort you can only get from your mom when you're feeling crummy. She has sharp green eyes, and a sly smirk. She's changing and growing, yet remains much the same as ever. It's these little moments that make up my million tiny blessings. They're just little bits of everyday life, but they are gifts from God every one of them. In a world so wrought with pain and injustice, it helps me to look at life through the lens of daily blessings, to see the beauty in tiny moments. Hopefully taking one step, then another, in the right direction.

If you're looking for a little extra dose of sunshine and inspiration, I found a new source of inspiration through The Shine Project blog.

“When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place”
-C.S. Lewis

“The love of heaven makes one heavenly.”
-William Shakespeare

 "That's a negative, Ghost Rider, the pattern is full."
-Top Gun

My super cool husband called to tell us he was going to do a fly-by on the house the other night. The sun was setting, the sky was beautiful... he dipped the wing to wave to us and flashed the landing lights as the girls jumped and waved to their daddy in the plane. Yah, we're pretty darn blessed. 


Kimberly said...

Sorry that your Torrey is ill- we've got plenty of illness here too, it's an opportunity to slow down and coddle those tween aged children- take full advantage.

That's sweet what your Stan did!!!

Ashley said...

THANKS for the shoutout!!! love it! :)


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